What is the Trinity Ability co_op?
The Trinity Ability co_op is a cooperative movement led by disabled students in Trinity College Dublin towards radical inclusion on campus, founded in 2020. The co_op is made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students in Trinity College Dublin who identify as disabled, d/Deaf, or neurodivergent. In line with the Trinity Student Partnership Agreement, the Trinity Ability co_op is a student partnership with the Trinity Disability Service.
The mission of the Trinity Ability co_op
- To make Trinity an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.
- To raise awareness of the challenges students with disabilities face on a day-to-day basis and how Trinity can best support us as students.
- Create a safe space for students to discuss issues they are having or develop friendships with other students with disabilities.
- Provide opportunities for students with disabilities.
Goals of the Trinity Ability co_op
- Inclusion is widely discussed across campus and is a priority in academic teaching and within the student capitations.
- Students with disabilities develop skills from the co_op, which will benefit them in the workforce, which they may have not previously gotten the opportunity to create.
- Have students with disabilities present in board discussions and included in conversations about changes in Trinity.
- Raise awareness of issues faced by students with disabilities on a National Level and lobby to ensure that we are supported in Higher Education.
Trinity Ability co_op Committee
Currently being elected.